Best Hot Crab Dip

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  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings18
  • Calories284
Very easy to make and absolutely wonderful! I am from Maryland and this is truly the best crab dip around. I have been making it for years.

Best Hot Crab Dip Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Best Hot Crab Dip for 18 servings:

  • 2 cups crabmeat
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup white Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup capers, drained
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM, or to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) round loaf sourdough bread

Best Hot Crab Dip Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Best Hot Crab Dip, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Best Hot Crab Dip is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Best Hot Crab Dip within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Best Hot Crab Dip easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, combine crabmeat, sour cream, cream cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, capers, artichoke hearts, garlic, black pepper and dill. Stir until well mixed. Spoon dip into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Old Bay Seasoning TM.
  3. 3 Bake in preheated oven until top is crusty, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. 4 Cut the top off the loaf of bread. Hollow out the loaf and cube the top and the removed pieces so that they may be used for dipping. Spoon hot dip into hollow bread loaf. Serve immediately with bread pieces for dipping.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 284 calories; 21.6 grams of fat; 12.4 grams of carbohydrates; 11 grams of protein; 51 milligrams of cholesterol; 641 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 31st 2008

    I can say based on my taste test and the tasting by 15 other folks - THIS CRAB DIP (as I prepared it) IS AWSOME!!!} However, I am an accomplished cook so I can get a good feel for a recipe j ...

  2. Dec 24th 2006

    This was an awful dip...Thank goodness I did a trial run...when I took it out of the oven there were pools of oil on the top and sides...too many fatty ingredients? there were unmixed lumps ...

  3. Nov 12th 2006

    The first time I made it, I [accidentally] left our the Buttermilk. The second time I made it I wished that I had forgotten the Buttermilk; it was much better without it. Next time I make it ...

  4. Nov 22nd 2005

    I found this recipe a couple of years ago on and it has become a favorite of our family! I always make it at holidays & when company comes over. Everyone always loves it. ...

  5. Jun 3rd 2005

    Do NOT let the long list of ingredients intimidate you - it is WELL worth it. God this recipe is so so good. I did one of those 'well I should make sure it tastes ok before I serve it' and ...

  6. Jan 22nd 2005

    3 words - OH MY GOSH! I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could - it was SO amazing I didn't want to share! I made a second batch and had some left over (hid it from my hubby) and it was ...

  7. Jan 4th 2005

    Fantastic dip!! I've been looking for a great crab dip for years, and this is absolutely *IT*! The ingredients can get a bit spendy - there's lots of good stuff in there. But very much wo ...

  8. Apr 18th 2003

    This is the best crab dip I've ever made. I cater for small events and every person I've served it to loves it. I never have leftovers. Its even better with shrimp and scallops!

  9. Sep 4th 2002

    Great!!!Very creamy dip with a wonderful blend of flavors. I added extra Old Bay seasoning (I am from Maryland, we use this spice like salt and pepper!) Someone complained of the artichokes ...